September 22, 2019
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Dedham School receives Riding for Focus Mountain Biking grant

Community Author: Tim Pearson
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DEDHAM — Dedham School is excited to announce it is a grant recipient for the 2019-2020 Specialized Foundation Riding for Focus school program.

Riding for Focus is a school-based program designed to provide schools with everything they need to get middle school students riding bikes, including a turnkey physical education curriculum, comprehensive teacher training and a fleet of bike and safety equipment.

Riding for Focus provides a combination of cycling, fitness and academic performance, all while instilling a lifelong passion for cycling for students who participate in the program.

Additionally, the program explores and tracks how cycling can positively affect student learning, health and wellbeing with a focus for those with learning differences such as ADHD.  Starting this fall, mountain biking will be a regular part of all middle school students curriculum.

For more information, contact Tim Pearson at tpearson@dedhamschool.net or 207-843-6498.